Columbus Roofing Maintenance for the Springtime

This winter sure was a brutal one. Hopefully, you did not experience any unfortunate circumstances when it came to your home - especially your Columbus roofing system. Nonetheless, now that spring is upon us and the weather is warming up, this is the perfect time to call columbus roofers to check out how your roof held up this winter.
Whether or not you have been keeping up with the maintenance of your Columbus roofing system, there are some things that are extra important to check up on after the winter.

Your Gutters
When it comes to your roof - and the safety of your home underneath it - your gutters certainly are the most important part of the system. A clogged gutter system can be a recipe for disaster. Not only will blocked up gutters eventually lead to leaks and damages to your home's structure, but they can shorten the life of your Columbus roofing system.
* First and foremost, check out the gutters, yourself. Climb up on a ladder and investigate inside to see if any large chunks of debris have built up.
* Using your hands or a garden trowel, remove any large debris that you can find.
* Lastly, use a power washer to clean out any remaining dirt that may have built up or hardened throughout the gutter system.
Depending upon the number of trees you have on your home's property, you may want to clean out those gutters on your Columbus roofing system more often than just spring cleaning!

Your Trees
Since we just talked about gutters, it is important to also think about the trees on your property. Not only can they drop debris that could potentially clog your gutters, but also trees, themselves, can destroy Columbus roofing system. If you have trees that "overhang" a roof, you will certainly want to trim them right away. This will stop debris, and keep an unnecessary load from weighing down on your roof.

Your Shingles
Any homeowner knows that the secret to a long-lasting Columbus roofing system is maintaining the quality of the shingles. After you clean your gutters, next, you might want to get up on the roof and take a peek at what's going on up there.
* Scan the entirety of the roof's shingles for any missing pieces, peeling, grain loss, or discoloration.
* If you do find any shingles that are broken or beginning to lose grain, you will definitely want to replace them.
Replacing a shingle can be an easy DIY job. All you would need to do is remove the old shingle, and the nails and fasteners holding it down, and replace it with a new shingle of the same size and then nail it down. Afterwards, cover the nails with roofing cement and leave some weight on the replaced shingle, at least overnight, to really seal it tightly.

Expert Advice
If at any point during your spring roofing maintenance, you find the need for an expert opinion, contact several Columbus roofers today, to receive free estimates!

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